The Best ATVs Brands in the World

One of the most important things you will need to do before buying an ATV is to choose the ATV brand you love and connect with because there are loads of different ATV companies that all produce great models, and it is important to know that each company has a different style and produces models for certain needs and uses.

In this list, I will present to you the best 10 ATV companies in the market today, plus a bonus at the end of the list by showing you how you can choose the best ATV company.

Top 10 best ATVs brands
1. Polaris
2. Can-Am
3. Honda
4. Yamaha
5. Kawasaki 
6. Arctic Cat
7. Suzuki 
8. KTM
9. Kymco 
10. DRR 

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1. Polaris (the best company)

I will begin this list with the Polaris ATV company which is the best ATV company in the market today (in my opinion) for off-road riding, and in fact, was established in 1954 which makes it one of the oldest company in the market with over 60 years’ experience of making huge advances in ATVs development and aim to provide crazy performance.

What makes Polaris one of the leaders in the market is that it uses parts of other very leading companies in the ATVs market. It even perfects and upgrades all the parts which makes its models much better than the rest of its competitors; this is something brilliant that Polaris did which most companies just couldn’t do. I don’t know any company that has agreements and uses parts of other companies as Polaris does.

In addition, the ATVs of Polaris has a lot of features and advantages over their competitors because their models are very outstanding and prominent in riding in very difficult areas and also because they have 4 main features common to all of their ATVs that distinguish them from all their competitors.

  • Electronic power steering (EPS) and excellent handling in difficult areas, especially on off-road. Thanks to convenient travel, great spaciousness, easy to use and lots of power.
  • Excellent super lightweight PVT control gears.
  • High speeds – one of the fastest models in the market.
  • Insane resistance – I haven’t seen other companies like Polaris showing ATVs with as strong resilience as their model.

In my opinion, Polaris is an amazing and the best ATV company in the market for off-road riding. I would recommend the Polaris models only for riders who want good ATVs for off-road riding, and especially for long adventure in tough areas.

Top 5 best ATVs of Sportsman

  • Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter Edition
  • 2020 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000
  • Polaris Sportsman Touring 850 SP
  • Polaris Sportsman 570 EPS
  • Polaris RZR XP 1000

2. Can-Am (fit riders of all levels and ages)

Can-Am is a Canadian ATV company founded in 1942 by Joseph Armand Bombardier in Walcourt, but Can-Am manufactures their ATVs models in factories in Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Austria, and have around 7,100 working branches worldwide and are distributed in over 100 different countries in all around the world.

This might surprise some people that Can-Am is very similar to Polaris. Most of its ATVs are designed for off-road riding mainly because it offers very cutting-edge and powerful technology as well as some of the most powerful ATVs on the market.

What I personally love most about Can-Am is that it has a very wide range of models that can fit riders of all levels and ages especially for those who love to ride in the woods, mud, and even snow. Can-Am has models that are very resistant to deep snow as well as models that are excellent for hard Agricultural work and service.

Top 5 best ATVs of Can-Am

  • Outlander max limited 
  • Outlander max XT-P
  • Outlander 1000 X mr
  • Outlander 800R X mr
  • Outlander 650 X mr

3. Honda (recommended for beginners)

Honda is a super reliable company that started producing ATVs somewhere in the ’70s and offers great and cheap models for beginner riders.

Although I am not a big Honda fan, it still deserves a place on the list and I want you to understand that a lot of people are confused whether Honda is an ATV company that showcases the most powerful or advanced models in the market or not. But with this, Honda is a very special company that offers excellent safety, and the best thing is that most of Honda ATVs are not too expensive and are designed for beginner riders. While Honda does have some great models for professional off-road riding, most of its models are for beginners, especially beginners who want ATV for fun that will allow them to learn how to ride an ATV. In one word, Honda is a perfect company for beginner riders.

If you want professionals ATVs for crazy performance, then companies like Polaris or Yamaha will be more suitable for you, but bear in mind that you will have to pay more money, so you have to decide whether to buy a professional ATV at a more expensive price or a cheap Honda ATV to use for riding for fun. However, whichever your choice isHonda will still suit you well.

Top 5 best ATVs of Honda 

  • Honda FourTrax Rancher
  • Honda TRX450R
  • Honda TRX400EX
  • Honda TRX250R
  • FourTrax Rincon

4. Yamaha (gives the best value for the price)

And now to my favorite company which is Yamaha. Yes, I am a big fan of Yamaha. Yamaha was founded in 1955 in Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan, while most people will tell you that Yamaha is the best company in the world.

If you ask me who Yamaha ATVs suit most, I will tell you all types of riders because Yamaha is such a diverse company that offers you models for beginners, advanced, racing jobs, and more, which is why I love them. Though most Yamaha models are expensive, it worth every dollar you spend on it, and in my opinion, Yamaha gives the best value for the price.

In addition, Yamaha is a very prestigious and advanced company in the market, and I would only recommend it to you if you really like Yamaha models like me because Yamaha is a very different company from all other companies and their ATVs just give a riding feeling that no other ATV of any other company can give you. To understand this better, just ride on Yamaha ATV.

Top 5 best ATVs of Yamaha

  • Yamaha Grizzly EPS XT-R
  • Yamaha RAPTOR 700R
  • Yamaha Kodiak 700
  • Yamaha Grizzly EPS
  • Yamaha yfz450r

5. Kawasaki (super cheap priced models)

Kawasaki, also known as the Ninja Motorbike, started producing its first ATVs in 1981. It is a Japan-based multinational company responsible for creating the first 400 cc engines in the market, and even today, its 400 cc subscription is one of the best in the market.

Kawasaki ATV models are divided into two sections, namely the KFX series and the BRUTE FORCE. The KFX series are super cheap priced models, sell at low prices, and are designed specifically for kids and youth who want good and fast ATVs for fun due to their size and power.

However, the BRUTE FORCE models are much more powerful models designed for service jobs like agriculture, gardening, and towing, as well as adventure and very long recreational rides.

In my opinion, Kawasaki is a super reliable and high-quality company that is very much loved by most people, and I would highly recommend Kawasaki models for adults as well as boys or children.

Top 5 best ATVs of Kawasaki

  • Kawasaki BRUTE FORCE 750 4x4i EPS
  • Kawasaki BRUTE FORCE 750
  • Kawasaki BRUTE FORCE 300
  • Kawasaki KFX 50
  • Kawasaki KFX 90

6. Arctic Cat (best for snow riding)

Arctic Cat is one of my favorite ATV companies. It was established in 1960 and started manufacturing ATVs for the first time in 1996, and today, the brand is located and manufacturing in Minnesota, United States.

The most special thing I like most about Arctic Cat is that their ATV models are very high quality and well known for their power. Arctic Cat ATVs can easily compete with all the best companies in the market, and their models are much cheaper than other companies even with a difference of a few thousand dollars, and you will still get the same quality of ATV.

In addition, Arctic Cat has many different types of models that can suit all levels and ages, and also have a lot of models you can choose from.

Another important thing to note is that even before Arctic Cat started manufacturing ATVs, they made snowmobiles. Why did I say this, you may probably ask? Just know that Arctic Cat ATVs are one of the best for snow riding, and this is mainly because of the snowmobile technology they put on their ATV. So, if you want ATV for snow riding, know that Arctic Cat will be the best option for you. 

Top 5 best ATVs of Arctic Cat

  • Arctic Cat Alterra TRV 500/700
  • Arctic Cat Alterra 700 EPS
  • Arctic Cat Alterra 570
  • Arctic Cat Alterra 90
  • Arctic Cat XC450

7. Suzuki (very recommend for service jobs)

Suzuki was established in 1909 and presently has approximately 45,000 staff, produces ATV in 35 manufacturing facilities in 23 countries, and has 133 distributors in 192 countries. Suzuki is one of the first companies to create an ATV that has dual power for sport.

Unfortunately, Suzuki ATV models are less popular than they used to be, but don’t let that confuse you because Suzuki still has very powerful ATVs.

Suzuki models split like Kawasaki into two groups; its first series is KingQuad designed for hunters, farmers, ranchers, and workers at construction sites. The second part is the QuadSport series designed for kids and youth or even for races.

I personally would recommend Suzuki KingQuad ATVs for those who need a strong ATV for service jobs while the QuadSport series for kids and youth. The Suzuki sports models are also considered one of the best for youth and kids especially in the market.

Top 5 best ATVs of Suzuki 

  • Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi Power Steering SE /Camo
  • Suzuki KingQuad 750AXi
  • Suzuki KingQuad 500AXi
  • Suzuki QuadSport Z90
  • Suzuki QuadSport Z50

8. KTM (best for racing)

KTM is a relatively new maker in the ATV market because it was established in 1992 and is perhaps less well known in its ATV series. I personally think KMT deserves more sympathy and thought of as one of the best companies in the market, especially in racing.

In fact, KMT is the best manufacturer on the list for racing because I haven’t found any other ATVs that provide as good specs for racing as KMT does. Also, due to their dirt bike technology for racing, I’m sure it will last in their technology for their ATVs.

In addition, it is important to note that in 2005, KMT started a partnership with Polaris, but KMT also uses their technology to make ATV, so don’t be surprised if they feel like Polaris models.

In my opinion, KMT is definitely a tremendous company that needs to get a lot more respect and appreciation in the market, and I would recommend KMT models only for racing or off-road riders but not for beginners, amateurs, or for work.

Top 5 best ATVs of KMT 

  • KTM 450 SX
  • KTM 505 SX
  • KTM 450 XC
  • KTM 525 XC
  • KTM 525 

9. Kymco (for all levels of riders and ages)

Kymco is a Taiwanese ATV manufacturer, founded in 1963, and currently provides service for over 600 different locations in the United States and also exports its ATV models to more than 90 countries worldwide.

Kymco produces a lot of different ATVs than other companies. Their ATVs are divided into 5 parts, namely the Mongoose series designed for beginners, the MXU series known for off-road riding, the UXV 500i, the UXV 450, and the UXV 700. The UXV 500i, the UXV 450, and the UXV 700 are very powerful ATVs designed and perfect for farming and fieldwork.

The best thing about Kymco is that they have a very wide range of models to choose from, and I would highly recommend Kymco for all levels of riders and ages or for fieldwork.

Top 5 best ATVs of Kymco

  • Kymco mongoose 270
  • Kymco UXV 500i 
  • Kymco UXV 450   
  • Kymco UXV 700
  • Kymco MXU 500

10. DRR (designed for racing or off-road for small children or youth)

DRR is an excellent ATV company designed for racing or off-road riders, especially for small children or youth. The DRR may not be the best ATV company in the world, but in my opinion, it is the best ATV company for kids who want ATVs for racing or off-road riding. It is also considered the safest ATV company in the market.

DRR produces only 4 types of engines which are 90cc, 70cc, 50cc, and 300cc. DRR also produces several series which include the DRX 50 series, the DRX 70 series, the DRX 90 series, and the DRX 300 series, and are all designed for racing and off-road riding.

In my opinion, DRR is a great option for kids or youth who want great ATVs at a low price. Although DRR is a very small company, at the same time, they are really the best, especially for any parent who wants their child to be safe while riding.

Top 5 best ATVs of DRR

  • DRR DRX 50
  • DRR DRX 70 
  • DRR DRX 90
  • DRR DRX 250
  • DRR DRX 300


Another company that is not well known but I wish to add is SYM. SYM is a Taiwan-based company, founded in 1954 and has won many design awards which reinforce the fact that its ATV design looks amazing.

In addition to SYM, they have a number of ATV models, and only in recent years, they have started to distribute their models across the United States. The SYM models are divided into several models under the Quadlander series.

The Quadlander Series – The Quadlander Series is SYM’s initial model that is designed for hunting, agricultural, and field riding missions.

Top 5 best ATVs of SYM

  • Quadraider 600cc
  • Outback 700
  • QuadLander
  • Track Runner

How to choose the best ATV company for yourself

Lots of riders ask me which ATV company is the best, and the truth is that no company is the best because every company has its features, advantages, and disadvantages, and in order to choose the best company for yourself, you have to know what you intend to do with your ATV.

  • If you are a beginner rider, then Honda will be excellent for you.
  • If you are looking for a powerful ATV that will give you a very high performance in the field, then Can-Am, Polaris or Yamaha models will be great for you.
  • If you’re competing in races, then Kymco or KMT will be an amazing choice for you.
  • And if you need an ATV for snow riding, then the Arctic Cat is there for you.

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It all depends on you and where you want to ride.

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I’m Rob, the owner of RX Riders Place. My family and I have a long history of riding dirt bikes and ATVs and want to share what we have learned.

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